Eir said it could  cover 300,000 of the affected properties. That undermined the plan put forward by Minister for Communications Alex White. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Doing business in certain parts of the State is almost impossible, so poor are the lines of communication. That has been the driving force behind an a(...)

Alex White, Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: he was presented with the 2015 annual report which was launched on Wednesday

Eirgrid has reported pretax profits of €40.7 million for 2015 and has proposed a €3.5 million dividend to the exchequer. The State-owned energy prov(...)

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton at Herb Street Cafe, Grand Canal, Dublin, ahead of the election. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin TD David Cullinane said the possibility of the Labour party considering re-entering coalition was a “nightmare” government scenario that “wi(...)

 Alex White: claims are being made that roles such his as Minister at his point were  making less and less sense in absence of a government. Photograph: Patrick Bolger

Senior Labour Party figures have said they want the party to “pull the plug” and resign from Government soon. As talks on government-formation cont(...)

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny chats to President Michael D Higgins at the Easter Sunday commemoration ceremony and parade from O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Maxwells

The Easter Sunday centenary commemoration at the GPO was told the “short lives and big dreams” of the men, women and children of 1916 “extended the ho(...)

Eir plans to have up to 100,000 of these homes connected within 12 months with the remainder hooked up by 2020.

Eir says it expects the National Broadband Plan to be altered to accommodate the roll-out of its new fibre network, which will supply more homes than(...)

Ireland must reach a 40 per cent level of renewable electricity provision to meet EU targets for 2020. Last year almost 24 per cent was achieved through wind alone

Communities wary of accepting wind farm projects are most likely to be won over by the prospect of discounted electricity bills, a conference has hea(...)

Minister for Energy Alex White: “Climate change is a challenge for all of us. It’s not something that just affects urban areas or just affects rural areas.” Photograph: Patrick Bolger

Ireland must be progressive and understand the “great opportunities” offered by wind energy investment, outgoing Minister for Energy and Natural Reso(...)

Outgoing Minister for Communications Alex White. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government’s 2020 deadline for bringing high-speed broadband to rural Ireland may be the first victim of the post-election deadlock. Potential b(...)

Jon Florsheim, director of TV and fixed services, Eir

Eir expects to hear shortly on whether its purchase of Setanta Sports has been approved. Notwithstanding political upheaval, the telecoms and media gr(...)